An agent of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation (MİT), identifying himself as Şivan Ebdulbaqi, confessed to various undercover activities in North and East Syria after he was captured during a criminal investigation in the region, according to Roj News.
Indicating that they were regularly supplied names of people whom they’d later help cross the border, Ebdulbaqi said they carried out human trafficking and other illegal activities with the support of people from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kurdish National Council in Syria (ENKS).
He said that cooperation with MIT for human trafficking continued, and there was an office in Erbil for such activities, adding that some of the people who worked with them were members of the KDP’s Asayish.
“The routes have always been open to them,” he said. “The names and other personal information about people were sent to some addresses in South Kurdistan. After necessary confirmations were made, the people were smuggled in coordination.”
Ebdulbaqi also expressed his regret for being involved in such activities: “I have a lot of regret for the things I’ve done. I have four kids, and one is very sick. I am very poor and I was forced to be an informant in a desperate situation.”